Ever since I sat in this room with my daughter watching a ballet recital, I've wanted to come back and capture the beauty of this scene. The beautiful Steinway & Sons piano stands on a polished hard wood floor with a view of Hooper Street and old town through the three windows above. The brass machinery of the piano is seen as a reflection on the opened lid. Below you can see the rest of the ballroom with its classic chandelier in the center of the room.
The King Hooper Mansion dates back to the early 1700's and has been meticulously cared for throughout the nearly 300 years of its existence. It is now the home to the Marblehead Arts Association and the rooms are used to show member artists' works. The photo above depicts how the wine cellar would have looked sometime in the 1700's with the window looking out toward the well cared for garden. Below is one of the rooms on the second floor. I was fortunate to have the chance to shoot it between showings and, therefore, bring out the beauty in the [...]